Thursday, September 18, 2008
Election nears; absentee voting starts Monday
By BARRY BURLESON
The November 4 election is less than two months away, and there are some important dates leading up to the vote.
If not yet registered to vote, the last day to do so in order to participate in the General Election is Friday, Oct. 3. Voter registration is available in the Marshall County circuit clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Also, a voter registration form can be downloaded from the county’s web site, marshallco.ms.org. This form can also be used for changes of address. The forms can be returned by mail, as long as they are postmarked by the deadline of October 3.
In addition to national/state races of interest, such as president, vice president, senator and representative, there will also be some local choices on the Tuesday, Nov. 4 ballot. Those will include Marshall County School Board, District 5, and all five county election commissioners.
Candidates for the school board seat are Terry L. Cook and Terry Culver. Incumbent Barbara Pipkin is not seeking re-election.
Candidates for election commissioner in districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 are unopposed. Those are Del Stover, District 1; Marie Devore Palmer, District 2; John L. Taylor, District 4; and Betty Whaley, District 5. Palmer, Taylor and Whaley are all incumbents. Stover will be replacing his wife, Jewel Stover, who chose not to run for re-election.
Candidates for election commissioner, District 3, are incumbent Virginia Armour and challenger Chris Podewils.
Absentee voting for the general election will begin in the circuit clerk’s office next Monday, Sept. 22. Regular office hours in the county courthouse in Holly Springs are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The office will be open additional hours, Saturday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting.
On election day, November 4, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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